Membership Categories

Ordinary Member

Ordinary membership is offered to Consultant Dermatologists who are on the Dermatology Specialist Register of the General Medical Council of the UK or the Medical Council of Ireland. Ordinary Members have full voting rights.

Trainee Member

Trainee membership is open to all trainees in dermatology in the UK and Ireland holding a National Training Number. Individuals enrolled in a recognised 1 year dermatological surgery fellowship but who are not otherwise trainee members may also be considered. When training is complete and the trainee is included on the Dermatology Specialist Register of the General Medical Council of the UK or the Medical Council of Ireland, he/she will automatically become an Ordinary Member and must notify info@bsds.org.uk. Trainee Members have full voting rights.

Associate Member

Associate membership is available to interested Medical Practitioners, and to Nurses whose work is substantially devoted to Dermatology. Applicants for Associate Membership must submit a full Curriculum Vitae and must be proposed by two Ordinary Members from personal knowledge. Associate Members do not have voting rights.

International Member

International membership is available to Consultant Dermatologists who live outside of the UK and Ireland. Applicants for International Membership must submit a full Curriculum Vitae and must be proposed by two Ordinary Members from personal knowledge. International Members do not have voting rights.

Honorary Member

Honorary members may be nominated by the BSDS Executive Committee. Honorary members do not have voting rights.